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Mikah and Joe discuss technology from their points of view.


78: It’s Actually Octopuses
Jun 28
Mikah has birch beer follow up! Mikah and Joe discuss YouTube’s issues with content moderation and Google employees petitioning SF Pride to remove the company from the parade. The show ends with a plurality of
77: Here’s Your Little Bummer
Jun 16
Joe replaced his router, and Mikah and Joe run through Apple’s WWDC announcements, before Mikah’s animal fact.
76: Root Beer Power
Jun 2
Joe’s router died, and Mikah tries to console him. Then there’s a light WWDC discussion.
75: Bumblebee Channels
May 17
Mikah and Joe are joined by Special Samsung TV Correspondent Dan Sturm to discuss Apple’s new TV app.
74: TURN YOUR OWN SOUND ON!
May 8
Mikah and Joe discuss things purchased from podcasts, and Joe has an audio malfunction.
73: You Can’t Peel Off the Protective Coating
Apr 18
“Eat the popcorn, and sip the tea.” Mikah and Joe talk about Samsung’s foldable disaster, and Disney+ details.
72: We Masticated This Event
Apr 10
Joe is extremely ill, and Mikah lost his internet, but they absolutely had to talk about the Apple event from the other week.
71: Midwest Dim Sum
Mar 1
“You’ve got more carbs than a potato.” Mikah and Joe discuss restaurants, pholdables, and AR.
70: Down to Doodle
Feb 15
facts, then the sex button kickstarter no one will be talking about next week, then a dating site data breach and dating sites in general, followed by some thoughts on the Apple publishing and video services.
69: Clandestine Snow Bears
Feb 9
Mikah and Joe discuss the push for podcasting acquisitions, and Apple retail.
68: Nature’s Shower Dining
Jan 19
“Thank you for coming to my TED Talk.” Mikah and Joe discuss rain, Tim Cook’s Time magazine piece, CES TV announcements. Then Netflix, NBCU, and Warner streaming.
67: The Doom is Contagious
Jan 3
“Everything you have is debt.” Mikah and Joe discuss Apple’s Q1 warning, and Mikah thinks Apple is doomed.
66: You Still Called Me Out
Dec 21, 2018
Mikah and Joe reflect on the end of the year, discussing travel, MoviePass, and social network feels.
65: Cookie Sadism
Dec 7, 2018
“Let’s talk about treats.” Joe and Mikah discuss the EKG/ECG Apple Watch update, and cookies.
64: Sting Me With Your Bee Fact
Nov 9, 2018
A disturbing dancing turtle, a bee fact fit for a queen, a reminder to cancel MoviePass, foldable shenanigans, iPad Pro, and Mac thoughts.
63: If It Had Been Any Other Key
Oct 25, 2018
Mikah and Joe discuss the Apple Event rumors, including the iPad, with a digression about Portrait Mode and Pixels.
62: Sand-Fry the Brussels Sprouts
Sep 28, 2018
“The Liam Neeson Terrior”- Mikah and Joe discuss iPhone XS, Apple Watch, iOS 12 CarPlay, and Amazon’s array of newly announced products.
61: Cardi-B-Ologist
Sep 15, 2018
Mikah and Joe discuss the September Apple Event. “I’m mildly attracted to this phone.” - Mikah Sargent
60: The Opposite of Jazzed
Aug 25, 2018
Joe and Mikah talk some more about Mastodon and the new Mac rumors.
59: My Ratty Massage
Aug 15, 2018
Mikah and Joe discuss Twitter, Mastodon, and (checks notes) Azaelia Banks vs. Elon Musk?
58: Mouth Words
Aug 2, 2018
Mikah and Joe discuss MoviePass’ recent struggles, Logitech’s acquisition of Blue, new AirPod’s charging case, and the cutest marsupial.
57: Are You Solving a Murder Right Now?
Jul 23, 2018
Mikah and Joe talk about boring impressions of the new MacBook Pro, and Mikah ruins ‘Finding Nemo’, but then he makes donuts and candy.
56: I Probably Can’t Say ‘Wet Dream’ On Here
Jul 6, 2018
Mikah and Joe talk about recent, and not-so-recent changes to Instagram.
55: My Lemony Needs
Jun 20, 2018
Mikah and Joe discuss Pride month, lemon bars, betas, and CarPlay.
54: Fetch, Atmos, Fetch
Jun 8, 2018
Mikah and Joe discuss their impressions of WWDC 2018.
53: A Clean Side, and a Dirty Side
May 24, 2018
Mikah has concerns about mops, Joe is troubled by a lack of consistency in Apple’s various search functions, and neither is jazzed about Elon Musk.
52: That’s My Power Fantasy
May 9, 2018
Mikah and Joe discuss their plans for the Juicy Goss Lounge.
51: Black Gold
Apr 27, 2018
Mikah and Joe discuss Smug Mug’s acquisition of Flickr, and Mikah’s smart garage door opener.
50: All up in the Kool-aid and Not Knowing the Flavor
Apr 11, 2018
Mikah explains the iOS 11.3 HomeKit program expansion. Joe bores Mikah with the Mac Pro and “pro” platform conjecture.
49: Float and Flit and Fluff
Apr 5, 2018
Mikah and Joe discuss tvOS 11.3’s release, and Apple’s March education event.
48: Demi-Dance-God
Mar 15, 2018
The MoviePass CEO said more things, and Eddy Cue has said some SXSW things.
47: The Gay Meat Police
Mar 7, 2018
Joe and Mikah discuss the kerfuffle over MoviePass’ CEO saying they track the location of their customers, Apple’s rumored over-the-ear headphones, an update to the iOS camera app Hallide.
46: Seven Inches
Feb 12, 2018
Mikah, Marko, and Joe discuss the newly released HomePod.
45: I’m Not an Audiophiliac
Feb 1, 2018
Mikah and Joe discuss audio products, including the infamous HomePod.
44: Call Me by Your Numi
Jan 17, 2018
Mikah and Joe discuss a bizarre news item from CES 2018, and the Apple Watch.
43: Too Many Collars
Jan 3, 2018
Mikah and Joe catch up after the holidays.
42: Crispness
Dec 22, 2017
Mikah and Joe talk about the iPhone battery kerfuffle, Disney buying Fox, and Mikah’s unexpected heart situation.
41: Muffin Stuffin’
Dec 7, 2017
Mikah and Joe talk about boring frame rate stuff, Apple Pay Cash, and Amazon Video which was missing but it’s there now.
40: No One Send Us Numbers
Nov 21, 2017
Mikah and Joe talk about breakfast, the HomePod delay, and thanksgiving plans.
39: Zing Zang Zooby
Nov 7, 2017 • 66 min
Mikah and Joe discuss their iPhone X experiences so far, Joe’s first impression of CarPlay, and Mikah’s reaction to disappointing HomePod news.
38: Slept on a Trash Pillow
Oct 24, 2017 • 68 min
Mikah and Joe talk about , the controversial revelations about Casper, Movies Anywhere, Google Pixel 2 display issues, and iPhone X anxiety.
37: Nestlé of the Internet
Oct 10, 2017 • 63 min
Mikah and Joe talk about Sonos’ entry into the world of smart speakers, as well as current feelings on virtual assistant ecosystems, before saying RIP to AIM.
36: Echo Slurry
Sep 29, 2017 • 70 min
Mikah and Joe briefly talk about _The Orville_ and _Star Trek Discovery_ before pivoting to the products from the Amazon event on September 27th.
35: King Charles Cocker Spaniel
Sep 18, 2017 • 87 min
Time to talk about everyone’s favorite product - The Apple TV. Mikah and Joe run through their feelings from the September iPhone event.
34: I Ate It Dry
Aug 16, 2017 • 51 min
Mikah explains Sarahah, and Joe has a status update on the iPad Pro.
33: Because I’m Bougie
Aug 6, 2017 • 69 min
HomePod firmware reveals details of new iPhone, Harmony Hub for AC control, RED Hydrogen criticism, ridicule of Amazon Spark.
32: Pool With Special Offers
Jul 20, 2017 • 34 min
Mikah and Joe have no love for Amazon Spark, but are excited to live in a world of autonomous cars.
31: I’m Sorry, Southern Belle Mikah
Jul 6, 2017 • 63 min
Mikah and Joe discuss the Echo Show, recent iPhone Touch ID rumors, Samsung’s Bixby-whatever, and Joe’s middle name.
30: Hype Image Format
Jun 21, 2017 • 62 min
Mikah is hyped for HEIF, Joe is hyped for iPad Pro screens.
29: I’m Coming for You, iTunes Video
Jun 6, 2017 • 82 min
WWDC 2017 announcements were discussed - both the good and the bad.
28: The Future of TV is Elementary, My Dear Mikah
May 24, 2017 • 57 min
Mikah and Joe discuss the new Trek trailers, and Amazon Prime Video coming to the Apple TV.
27: It’s Time to Greet Your Family on the Echo Show Tonight
May 9, 2017 • 54 min
Mikah and Joe discuss their takes on the newly announced Echo Show as well as the Alexa-enabled EcoBee 4.
26: The People Outside Aren’t Barking
Apr 27, 2017 • 45 min
Mikah and Joe briefly discuss the latest Uber mess, the Alexa-enabled EcoBee, and Amazon app/service subscriptions.
25: Total Clips of the Heart
Apr 11, 2017 • 63 min
Mikah and Joe revisit the Apple TV and discuss the new Clips app.
24: The iPoint-of-Sale Device
Mar 28, 2017 • 61 min
Discussing the new-new-new iPad, the tvOS update (such as it is), and more.
23: The ‘We Hate Sugar’ Podcast
Mar 14, 2017 • 61 min
Mikah and Joe discuss pie for Pi Day.
22: My Russian Breakfast Tea is From France
Mar 2, 2017 • 49 min
Mikah and Joe discuss the ever-changing Uber situation. Mikah discusses the penetrative power of steam.
21: Planet of the Tapas
Feb 14, 2017 • 61 min
Mikah and Joe talk about Apple’s Eddy Cue interview with Peter Kafka at the Code Conference where they discussed ‘Planet of the Apps’ and Apple’s TV and Music efforts.
20: Ride the Wave to the Future of Computing
Feb 5, 2017 • 76 min
Mikah and Joe discuss the reactions of tech companies to the President’s ban, then iPads, and the Apple TV storage limits.
19: Genie in a Bottle
Jan 17, 2017 • 83 min
Mikah and Joe discuss CES announcements, Fire TV, Alexa, DirecTV Now, and smart home. We’ve also figured out how to solve podcasts accidentally triggering the “wake words” for virtual assistants.
18: Facebook Is Worse Than Steak
Nov 17, 2016 • 61 min
Joe and Mikah discuss some of what’s been happening on Twitter and Facebook following the election and the role technology works in these social situations. Mikah has strong opinions about steak.
17: Do the Funky Touch Bar
Nov 3, 2016 • 92 min
Mikah Sargent is back! Joe and Mikah discuss Apple’s recent MacBook Pro and Apple TV announcements.
16: I Completely Agree With You and Everything You Said
Sep 10, 2016 • 62 min
Joe and Marko discuss Apple’s September 7th event. Joe rants about the “secret sauce” W1 and Marko wants the “jet black” iPhone 7.
15: A Very Disco Pillow
Aug 21, 2016 • 63 min
Surprise! Marko and Joe are back to ramble about the Apple TV, headphone jack, cassette adaptors, and CarPlay.
14: In the End, It’s Always a Stick
Mar 11, 2016 • 86 min
Special guest Mikah Sargent joins Joe to discuss where the Apple TV sits at the beginning of March, and then some Amazon stuff.
13: MarkoGyvering the Situation
Feb 8, 2016 • 62 min
Marko and Joe talk about frustrations with Apple’s iOS Music app, and Apple Music. Then some experiences with Amazon’s Music products, the Fire tablet, Soylent, and cupcakes.
12: Can the Peach
Jan 24, 2016 • 44 min
Marko and Joe follow up the Peach discussion and Apple TV, including the departure of a designer and some notification desires Marko has.
11: There’s Booping
Jan 9, 2016 • 0 min
Marko lost his voice, so there’s a short audio intro to a text-based conversation between Marko and Joe.
10: All of Your Stuff Charges With Male Ports From Now On
Dec 13, 2015 • 71 min
Marko and Joe Discuss the tvOS 9.1 Update, the Remote app, design choices, and cobbler.
9: So Much That Can Be Done
Nov 14, 2015 • 105 min
Marko and Joe reconvene now that the Apple TV is released. Agreements and disagreements aplenty. Nitpicky criticisms galore. You want what-ifs? We’ve got more than twenty. But who cares? No big deal. We want more.
8: I Have No Love of Driving
Oct 13, 2015 • 51 min
Marko talks about his trip to Silicon Valley. Joe discusses Apple Maps in iOS 9 (with a boring tangent about transit in LA). Then finally they agree the Tesla Model X is The Homer.
7: Does it Taste Like Maple?
Sep 21, 2015 • 91 min
Marko and Joe are back from their trips to talk about the new Apple TV
6: Shaved Down My Package
Aug 14, 2015 • 58 min
Marko and Joe talk about cereal, media blackouts, and
5: MarkoTube
Aug 1, 2015 • 77 min
Marko and Joe discuss the growing significance of nontraditional media sources, cats, and end-users filing bug reports.
4: You’re Too Old and Jaded to Enjoy This
Jul 17, 2015 • 72 min
Marko and Joe discuss the Apple Music on the
3: Another Fantastic Segue
Jun 26, 2015 • 37 min
Marko shattered his ⌚️ and describes the replacement procedure. Joe talks about online ordering with the Starbucks ☕️ mobile app.
2: A Better Idiot Box
Jun 4, 2015 • 58 min
Marko and Joe discuss Apple Watch fitness, pizza, and revisit the rumors about the Apple TV not being at WWDC
1: Target Them With Febreze or With Axe
May 23, 2015 • 35 min
Marko Savic and Joe Rosensteel soft-launch their tech podcast with a discussion on Apple TV